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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I've been on my period for three weeks. I've had my birth control implant in for almost 2 years and never had this problem?

I've been on my period for three weeks. I've had my birth control implant in for almost 2 years and never had this problem?

Side effect: Irregular bleeding is an almost universal side effect of implanon. There is no normal time for your period on this birth control method. Some have infrequent periods and some will spot frequently. This can be annoying but it does not mean something is wrong. ...Read more

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I've been on my period for 3 weeks now help?

I've been on my period for 3 weeks now help?

Get checked : There are a number of common causes of this but to treat it probably have to know what caused it. In most cases the treatment is simple. ...Read more

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I've been on my period for 3 weeks and it only lasts 5 days usually before that I didn't have my period for 3 months. I'm 16 What causes this?

I've been on my period for 3 weeks and it only lasts 5 days usually before that I didn't have my period for 3 months. I'm 16 What causes this?

Common: you probably did not ovulate. this messes up your periods for a while, but they will straighten out usually. or you can do BCPs which will regulate your periods ...Read more

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I've been on my period for 3 weeks and my cycles is extremely heavy.. Is this normal because it's really dragging me down and I feel really unwell.

I've been on my period for 3 weeks and my cycles is extremely heavy.. Is this normal because it's really dragging me down and I feel really unwell.

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. Take oral iron supplement and multivitamins to prevent anemia. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I've been on my period for 3 weeks and it only lasts 5 days usually. I'm 16 years old.The time before that was 3 months when I didn't have it. Why?

I've been on my period for 3 weeks and it only lasts 5 days usually. I'm 16 years old.The time before that was 3 months when I didn't have it. Why?

3 weeks of period: If you usually have periods lasting 5 days then this is abnormal for you and requires a visit to your doctor. 3 weeks of bleeding is abnormal in general so tell your mom to take you to the OB/GYN. If you are sexually active and afraid to tell your mom, then find a gynecologist that will see you. This could be very serious, so don't wait. ...Read more

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I've been on my period for 3 weeks now and my vag is swollen and tender to touch. What could it be??

I've been on my period for 3 weeks now and my vag is swollen and tender to touch. What could it be??

It could be...: ...a case for your gynecologist. Hi. A 3 week period is never normal, nor is a swollen and tender vagina. You need to see your gyn. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have had the mirena (levonorgestrel) for 10 months but i've been on my period for 3 weeks now. Is this normal with an IUD or should I be concerned?

I have had the mirena (levonorgestrel) for 10 months but i've been on my period for 3 weeks now. Is this normal with an IUD or should I be concerned?

Need IUD check: Most people with a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud have very light periods or no periods at all. When there is a distinct change in the bleeding pattern like you are experiencing it needs to be checked. I have seen patients catch infections that leads to bleeding. I've seen the iud slip down to the lower part of the uterus and cervix which leads to bleeding. Sometimes its just normal. Have a doc check your iud. ...Read more

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I've been on my period over 3 weeks now when its normally only about a week long.Please help what is wrong with me?

I've been on my period over 3 weeks now when its normally only about a week long.Please help what is wrong with me?

Many possibilities: The most important thing to do first is run a home urine pregnancy test. This needs to be done anytime a sexually active women has any irregularity in her bleeding pattern. If it's negative, other common causes would be infection, hormonal change, side effect from contraception and others. ...Read more

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I've been on the pill for 8 months and usually have light, infrequent periods, but I've been on my period 3 weeks now. What could be wrong?

I've been on the pill for 8 months and usually have light, infrequent periods, but I've been on my period 3 weeks now. What could be wrong?

Irregular period: It is unusual to have persistent heavy bleeding while on the pill if you have taken it correctly and have not changed brands in the last 1-2 months. It is possible that you have an hormonal imbalance or a bleeding fibroid in the uterus. See your gynecologist ...Read more

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I've been having my period every two-three weeks.. Help! is this bad?

Not normal: Please see your gyn for a workup and then u can get treated depending on your fertilty wishes there are many options once you have had the proper workup , no reason to suffer. ...Read more

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I was on the Depo-Provera shot for 3 years no longer on it i received my period I've since been on my period for 3 weeks. Is this normal and when will it stop?

I was on the Depo-Provera shot for 3 years no longer on it i received my period I've since been on my period for 3 weeks. Is this normal and when will it stop?

Not sure : If you recently stopped Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) then it is common to have irregular periods for several months. It takes 3-6 months for the cycles to get back to normal. If your periods get long or heavy see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been on my period for 3-4 weeks. I just became a vegetarian. Can it be because of Low Iron?

I've been on my period for 3-4 weeks. I just became a  vegetarian. Can it be because of Low Iron?

Anxiety: I commend you for being Vegetarian for Good Health Dried beans, dark green leafy vegetables, cooked Soybeans, Lentils , Spinach and Tofu are good sources of Iron. Iron absorption is increased by eating foods containing vitamin C along with foods containing iron. Period for 3-4 weeks is likely due to overwhelming stresses in your life. Seeing Gynecologist and a Therapist will help. ...Read more

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I've been on my period for almost 3 weeks now. My implanon is expiring soon. Could that be the reason why?

I've been on my period for almost 3 weeks now. My implanon is expiring soon. Could that be the reason why?

Yes.: It could be due to hormonal imbalance from the tapering effect of ur contraception. Follow up with ur gyn for any concern. Best wishes ! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/women/tc/missed-or-irregular-periods-topic-overview. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more